Irgarol® 1051 is a highly specific and effective inhibitor of the photosynthesis of algae, thereby providing outstanding performance in their control. Combined with its very low water solubility, it is the ideal choice for use in antifouling coatings.
Irgarol 1051's slow release chemistry enables an extended maintenance cycle.
Irgarol 1051 acts as an algaecide and can be used in long-life antifouling coatings for marine applications. It offers very slow leaching rates and extended antifouling action. It can be combined with copper, or copper compounds such as cuprous oxide or copper thiocyanate.